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  One day, a monk traveled into the mountain where Gensha Shibi resided
to see the Zen master and study Zen with him. The monk said to Gensha:
-I am a new comer, please be kind to tell me where I can enter the Zen gate.
Gensha... continue...

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1. Zen Protocol Advances Smart Contracts for Financial Services ... - Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin Magazine

Zen Protocol Advances Smart Contracts for Financial Services ...
Bitcoin Magazine
Shunryū Suzuki, the Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, once remarked that, "In the beginner's mind there ...

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2. The Case Against Classroom Zen - The Yale Politic

The Yale Politic

The Case Against Classroom Zen
The Yale Politic
“There is no Eastern Solution,” asserts Christopher Hitchens in his manifesto against religion, God Is Not Great. He says that adherents to Buddhism, Western converts in particular, are “being asked to put their reason to sleep, and to discard their ...



3. Buddhism Is More 'Western' Than You Think - The New York Times - New York Times

New York Times

Buddhism Is More 'Western' Than You Think - The New York Times
New York Times
Not long ago I was accused of something I hadn't realized was a bad thing: clarity. Adam Gopnik, reviewing my book “Why Buddhism Is True,” in The New Yorker ...

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4. My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection
Patheos (blog)
My heart aligns most closely with Soto Zen Buddhism informed by the koan curriculum adapted from the Hakuin line Takujo system by the great Soto master Daiun Sogaku Harada at the turn of the last century. I was first ordained unsui close to fifty years ...



5. Buddhist monks speak at Moravian College about the path to peace - Allentown Morning Call

Allentown Morning Call

Buddhist monks speak at Moravian College about the path to peace
Allentown Morning Call
Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen, both mendicant monks in the Zen Soto Buddhist tradition, will share their stories of peace-building around the globe, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Moravian College's Prosser Audtiorium. (Moravian College ...



6. The Zen take on material desires (and Gucci handbags) - Quartz

Quartz

The Zen take on material desires (and Gucci handbags)
Quartz
Wanting, in itself, is not a problem, according to the Tao Te Ching, the primary text of Taoist philosophy, which inspired Zen Buddhism. Compiled by the Chinese sage Lao Tzu in the sixth century BC, the guide begins with an explanation for why desire ...



7. Recalling the Trickster Sage Alan Watts - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Recalling the Trickster Sage Alan Watts
Patheos (blog)
In Zen Master Who? my history of Zen Buddhism come west I describe the first of the several times I met Alan Watts. It was sometime, I believe, in 1969. “I was on the guest staff of the Zen monastery in Oakland led by Roshi Jiyu Kennett. I was ...



8. Fritjof Capra talks about his journey towards balancing science and spirituality - The Hindu

The Hindu

Fritjof Capra talks about his journey towards balancing science and spirituality
The Hindu
This started a long inquiry into Eastern religions and more particularly Hinduism and Zen Buddhism. In 1972, he drew the parallel between Shiva's dance and the dance of subatomic particles in an article titled 'The Dance of Shiva: The Hindu View of ...



9. Religious groups urge unity at Round Rock forum - Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-Statesman

Religious groups urge unity at Round Rock forum
Austin American-Statesman
Dr. David Zuniga, clinical psychologist and a Zen Buddhist priest ordained in South Korea, said every major religion has prosecuted and been prosecuted against. Because of that, society must strike a balance between individual religious beliefs and ...



10. The Bamboo Flutes of Japan's 'Monks of Emptiness' - Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

The Bamboo Flutes of Japan's 'Monks of Emptiness'
Atlas Obscura
The komusō, also sometimes translated as “monks of emptiness” or something similar, came to prominence around the 17th century in Japan, and formed a new class of itinerant monks, of the Fuke sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism. They became known for ...




 



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